• hello friends..

    welcome to my personal blog - things i like - music, photos, architecture, design, & words - from my brain (and other people's brains).. all images here are taken by me (some awesome wedding pics from Alyda too), unless highfives are very gladly given to the author of some things i wish i had made/created/recorded/thought of/seen..

    ps.. I'm a wedding photographer.. so if you're planning to marry your lover, & you like what you see/feel here, you should contact us very soon.. we take limited bookings for wedding photography each year & we book out early.. (& i'm not just saying that to make you call us) :]

    here's a movie we made to introduce our little friends to the world.. ---->

phase onesies..


photo adventure, todd mcgaw, dan o'day

well i’m glad you asked..

this is what happens when  two photographers, an amazing camera supply store, & a super-dooper medium format digital camera systems builder get together on the dance floor at an industry gala dinner event..

so, myself & my homie dan o’day, are hitting the road in our onesies this monday & road testing the phase one camera/digital back combos of destiny.. just the two of us – a dinosaur & a cheeky monkey – ROAD TRIP! – on the open road into oblivion baby! we’re just gonna drive & drive & never look back yeah! so longgggg world!! #thelmaandlouise.. actually i have to be in melbourne to shoot a wedding, & dan has stuff on, so yeah we’re pretty much going drive on & never look back for 5 days  :)

feel free to follow us on our adventure.. we’ll be posting lots of things along the way, some of which will include some (hopefully) sweet pictures that make your eyeballs happy – made by us with these awesome picture making things – the phase ones!.. and other things too.. follow @danmakepicture & @toddhuntermcgaw on instagrams,  and on the facebooks of dan and todd ..  we’ll also be collecting stuff on tumblr.. 

a MASSIVE thanks to our excellent partners in this little adventure – camera pro and phase one, for trusting us with their incredibly amazing & very sporty stuff.. we appreciate you!!!

see you on road crazy kids!!!!!

camera pro, phase one

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22 January 2014 - 9:03 am

thm - dan… lovvvvvved it! just going through footage & will be cutting together a few ‘episodes’ of our adventures… can’t wait to show you :)

22 January 2014 - 4:54 am

Wedding Photographer Cornwall - How did you get on with the phase one? Gonna do a post about your trip? :)

11 December 2013 - 10:55 am

Heath - Great concept! Bet you had a ripper time!

sarah & jaran..

mountain air… breathe it in deep my friends..

once there was an excellent couple called sarah & jaran & they were a-fixin’ to be married..  jaran, an engineer, had modified a ghostbusters ghost trap to capture & contain not ghosts, but the essence of all the things they loved.. they captured lots of lovely things – mountain air, fine blue skies, happiness, love, the smell of tasty tasty food, the atmosphere of the “one-legged duck” pub at springbrook mountain manor, some bright bright sunlight, the early evening chill of september spring, the sound of a trickling mountain stream – you get the idea   :)

they took what they had collected, shook it all about, & then they extracted the essence & injected it into every single little piece of their wedding plans..  the result was astounding..

dear sarah & jaran, a thousand thank yous for having us at your wedding.. we think you guys are excellent & we’d like to induct you both into the “todd & alyda – awesome people we have met in our lives – hall of fame!”  welcome aboard  :)

(ps.. S&J’s wedding was also featured recently on the super dooper wedding blog, junebug weddings – check it)..




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20 November 2013 - 8:02 am

starrman - WOW! Brilliant work, awesome use of light and location.

18 November 2013 - 1:20 am

lauren - I love this wedding photo collection… Thanks for this nice post.

7 November 2013 - 6:15 am

Alan Hughes - Awesome work fella :)

6 November 2013 - 3:58 am

nirav - Smiles for miles. Awesome my friends.

27 October 2013 - 9:07 am

Nikolay Mirchev - Great work!

18 October 2013 - 3:06 pm

Wedding Photographer Melbourne - This is one of the best blogs I have read.

13 October 2013 - 11:30 am

Jade - Love your work, love your perspective and creativity..

3 October 2013 - 5:19 am

Darren Miller - Great work. SO much variety and creativity in the images.

1 October 2013 - 10:41 am

Sammy F - LOVE this wedding! x

30 September 2013 - 3:02 pm

Poppy Marins - Snap! That blink gets me every time! So much awesomeness!

30 September 2013 - 3:01 pm

SHANE SHEPHERD - Awesome everything!!!

30 September 2013 - 1:58 pm

Sarah Shoelayson - *love*

6 October 2013 - 6:01 pm

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the printed image..

hello beautiful humans!

check out our excellent new style albums – they’re hot off the press..  lush matte finish art paper, with super fine detail in print.. these albums are the new baby from our dear friends at photo mounts & albums australia.. PMAA build all of our albums & have been with us from the beginning..  when you find a book-binder/album builder that is as passionate about making albums as i am about making wedding photos of destiny, therein lies a formula for making some pretty potent product… walter white is taking notes my friends!

their lab is the perfect balance between cutting edge technology & old-school, 4 tonne, 200 year old printing press.. the build quality of all PMAA’s albums are absolutely top shelf – right up there with my hendricks gin & my 82 yr old single malt scotch.. it’s fancypants.. these guys are dedicated to serving professional image makers & they appreciate the tactile experience and the value of the printed image.. so if you’re a client of ours, feel safe that your wedding album is in safe and creative hands, & if you’re a pro photographer, do yourself a solid & go say hi to michael & ioanna – they’re very friendly :)




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27 October 2013 - 8:23 pm

Jack - Awesome looking album!

25 September 2013 - 5:57 am

Allister Freeman - Beautiful albums, really compliment your style too. Thanks for sharing.

24 September 2013 - 9:34 am

DJ Paine - Amen and Amen

23 September 2013 - 5:58 pm

Jono - Hola! Looks sweet.

23 September 2013 - 5:07 pm

Eric Ronald - Ooh ahh. These look so awesome guys!

camila + lachlan..

FACT: if you’re wingman no.1 at your best mate’s wedding, and you’re flying from brisbane to sydney for the wedding, and you bring the wrong suit (wrong colour too), with you to the wedding, and you only realise the aforementioned on the actual wedding day when you, the groom & the other groomsmen are getting dressed for the wedding….. —->  then under section 46A, sub-section C, of the “Aussie Blokes Guide to the Galaxy” (1908), your associates (groom + fellow groomsmen) are legally obligated to unleash unto you, large amounts of retribution in the form of, but not limited to, ridicule/verbal attack/miscellaneous physical harm/public embarrassment/reduction of beer rations/temporary testicular pain..

Furthermore, your associates are also legally bound under sub-section D of section 46A of the Act, to.. “at all costs, physical, monetary or otherwise, prevent all information regarding such wedding day failure, from reaching the bride or any of her party”.. thus, preserving the life of the defendant and by association, the life of the groom himself..  Such information may be released unto the bride and her party at the completion of the wedding, or when otherwise deemed safe to do so..

camila & lachlan.. their wedding was freakin amazing.. their friends & family were pouring vast amounts of love all over them all day… i got some on me.. i was breathing it in.. i can still feel it in me.. their party was off the chain..


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special thanks to my co-pilot alyda mcgaw for being awesome, thanks also to aqua fine dining, sir stamford apartments, & jimmy choo :)

love from todd

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19 September 2013 - 2:03 am

Allister Freeman - Beautiful wide images, so much atmosphere. Stunning.

12 September 2013 - 12:16 pm

Andrew - OMG That shot in the city with the towering vertical walls and the spy camera… off the you know what! Best wedding shot ever! The scale, the drama, the light, the details! Love it!

8 September 2013 - 4:51 pm

HayleyLane - Just gorgeous! Love the gif :)

5 September 2013 - 10:36 pm

Jono - Très bon. Comme un Monet! – Basically a blog so good it rendered me the ability to speak French.

5 September 2013 - 9:56 pm

John - Seriously, you da man. Nice work bruz!

5 September 2013 - 8:18 pm

Jason - Top drawer McGaw, awesome x 11.

5 September 2013 - 8:17 pm

Tricia King - So so awesome. Much gold star photoging there.

5 September 2013 - 8:10 pm

Bambino - No words can describe your talent Mr McGaw.

5 September 2013 - 7:58 pm

Jason - Too awesome dude – your creativity never ceases to amaze, and make me smile. Love it!

5 September 2013 - 2:44 pm

Jonathan Wherrett - Beautiful work there guys!

5 September 2013 - 12:53 pm

Luke - spec-freakin-tacular mcgaw’s, love the words as much as the moments.

5 September 2013 - 12:16 pm

Eric Ronald - So so great!

5 September 2013 - 11:48 am

Rodrigo Caléffi A. Marques - Amazing day, unforgettable, love you my dear sister, all the happiness in the world for you.

4 September 2013 - 8:24 pm

Gerard - Wow you guys are awesome!! Love the orange wall shot one with security cam – that is pure artistic genius!!!!!!!

4 September 2013 - 3:14 pm

Ryder Evans - Dude stop being so awesome…..

4 September 2013 - 2:42 pm

Em - Do I spot a bearded Dylan in there!! Great work as always team McGaw!!!

4 September 2013 - 2:29 pm

anthony hoang - seriously awesome stuff guys.

4 September 2013 - 1:34 pm

Kath - Off the chain is right! Great work McGaws!!!

4 September 2013 - 12:25 pm

timmy - epic shots… love the style.

4 September 2013 - 12:07 pm

Camila Hynes - I just noticed Lachlan’s legs moving on the green door one…that’s gold :)

4 September 2013 - 11:25 am

Luke Simon - That Bondi beach jogger shot is Gold!

4 September 2013 - 11:19 am

Camila Hynes - Awesome! Thanks Todd & Alyda for being such superstars! You guys are so talented + awesome to work with, we are over the moon with the photos and so glad we chose you to be a part of our special day :) xxx

4 September 2013 - 11:03 am

Jack Chauvel - Couldnt help but have a chuckle at the description :) Top wedding there team.

4 September 2013 - 11:02 am

S - 34a= BOOM

4 September 2013 - 11:02 am

Nick - Stunning work guys!

7 September 2013 - 2:01 am

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men.. take note

ATTENTION..  grooms/boyfriends/husbands..

so fellas, we all know that ladies like to be woo’d, & let’s face it – we like to woo them..  but in the very common scenario where man successfully woos lady using his chiselled, yet rugged good looks, finely sculpted physiqué (that’s french), athletic prowess, and broad knowledge of the arts/travel/culture, we still must continue to woo our ladies every day yes?! as we groom & maintain our beards, so too must our relationships must be thusly nurtured..

my advice to you men.. (us men!) is this… take notes from our friend mr scott pilgrim.. believe in yourself, speak from your heart, & woo your hardest.. destiny will take care of the rest!

(also, try to woo only one lady at a time… you’re welcome)


love from todd

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8 September 2013 - 4:53 pm

HayleyLane - Too cute for words!

27 August 2013 - 6:12 pm

Kristie - Pure life wisdom right there. Love! and LOVE Juno… best soundtrack ever. ;)

14 August 2013 - 6:00 pm

Meredith Lord - Mr Todd Hunter McGraw – I love your sense of humour. I’d like to meet you one day!

14 August 2013 - 2:07 pm

corey - Love!

14 August 2013 - 1:35 pm

Rhiannon M - Bahahahaha! Such a good movie.